West Suffolk Hospital’s charity thanks inspiring fund-raisers

Volunteers and fund-raisers at the West Suffolk Hospital My WiSH Charity thank you reception

Picture Andy Abbott
Volunteers and fund-raisers at the West Suffolk Hospital My WiSH Charity thank you reception Picture Andy Abbott

West Suffolk Hospital’s charity has thanked nearly 100 inspirational fund-raisers at an emotional event.

The 21-year-old charity which was rebranded as My WiSH in May and raised more than £1.2 million last year to purchase hundreds of pieces of equipment for the hospital.

To thank supporters who went the extra mile in their fund-raising efforts, the charity invited them to an event at Ashlar House on Tuesday.

Among those making speeches were Mark Dean and Frankie Fraize who make up Thetford 93 as well as Andreas Wales, owner of Keyway Locksmiths in Bury. He took on a motorbike challenge to thank the critical care unit for caring for his niece Charlie.

Sue Smith, fund-raising manager, said she was moved to tears by their inspiring stories.

“Without them we can’t do what we do,” she said.

“We’re so lucky to have such wonderful fund-raisers and supporters who help us enhance the care of patients at the hospital.

“We wish we could invite every single one of them but sadly that just isn’t possible.

“The evening is just a small way we can thank them for all they do.”

To donate to the charity contact 01284 712952.